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  1. Brother Nathanael September 13, 2017 @ 11:13 pm

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    Trump’s Jews And Generals
    By Brother Nathanael
    Copyright 2017

    Seems like a strange mix, the chemistry’s just not there.

    For with Jews and Generals on Trump’s team, and a nasty Zio-christian—I mean, Pence—you’ve got a strange brew.

    What does a “Kushner” have to do with a “Kelly?” A “Mnuchin” with a “McMaster?” A “Cohn” with a “Mattis?”

    Nada…at least on the face of it.

    While Jews don’t hang around barracks, and Generals don’t hang around synagogues, Jews are the biggest militarists around.

    Jewry’s love for Israel’s war-machine has replaced the First Commandment with:

    “Thou Shalt Love The Israel Defense Forces With All Your Heart, Soul, AND Money.”

    Just ask Jared Kushner, a past member of “Friends Of The IDF.”

    And how did it happen that neo-lib Democrats, once anti-war after Viet Nam, are now super-hawks, just like neocon Republicans?

    It’s a matter of what kind of Jewish flavor you want:

    Democratic warmongering or Republican warmongering?

    Both are funded by Jews.

    And when it comes to politics of an international kind then stocks and bonds translate into stocks and bombs.

    Why make bombs and fund the factories if there’s no one to fight?

    Jewish Wall Street finances the arms industry, underwrites their stocks, and seeks a return on investment.

    Generals buy the deadly stuff with dollars printed out of thin air by the Jewish-owned Fed who then gouge taxpayers with high interest.

    Monsters abroad are hatched and the tanks start rolling and the bombs start flying.

    It’s ‘repeat business’ as new monsters are whipped up every day.

    But it’s bad business for Millennials whose dollars spend less and whose steep student loans can’t get paid off.

    And it looks like shabbos goys, Mattis and McMaster, Kelly and Pence, are flipping the switch for ‘Wall Street First, Bleed America Fast.’

    Bleeding young goys too.

    [Clip: “You have to worry about sending young people into harm’s way, and you’re always worried about what could happen, worse case scenarios, where some of the political types, they don’t necessarily focus in on that.”
    “Well, there’s a fondness and appreciation and a respect that you develop from ahh nah I grew up for forty years in the Marine infantry, infantry’s called ‘infantry’ because ‘infant soldier,’ ‘young soldier,’ and I’ve signed over sixteen hundred next-of-kin letters.”]

    Any to Blitzer’s tribe?

    Only the goys die young…

    [Clip: “But we also know some things are worth fighting for…”]

    …in wars for the Jews.

    It’s a strange mix on the face of it, Jews and Generals in interviews, and passing each other at Trump’s White House door.

    But war is a racket and Jews are the biggest warmongers and racketeers of them all.

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  7. KathJuliane September 14, 2017 @ 1:09 am

    God bless you, dear +BN.

    Thank you for another glimpse into the “strange mix” in the gefiltefish bowl between Trump’s Jews and Generals.

    Puts me in mind of Shakespeare’s MacBeth. At the beginning of Act IV, the three weird sisters chant ‘double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble’ while stirring a cauldron and casting a magic spell (Act IV, Scene I, Lines 10-11).

    These lines serve as a reminder that their dark speech, while what Lord and Lady MacBeth want to hear, is also full of double meanings and contradictions.

    The same must be said of the Judaized Trumpean White House, and the “strange ingredients” that go into his presidency. Or is it really his?

    Trump is a militarist at heart, and Mattis, now one of the most powerful people in DC as Secretary of the Department of War where all military-industrial paths cross, is surely the Trump-whisperer to get what he wants from Trump.

    At the beginning of Act IV, the three witches chant ‘double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble’ while stirring a cauldron and casting a magic spell (Act IV, Scene I, Lines 10-11). These lines serve as a reminder that their speech is full of double meanings and contradictions.

    Is Mattis the shadow president behind Trump? His alter-ego?

    Mattis and his pseudo-military philosopher schtick which Trump seems to eat up.

    No society before the 15th century that I know of called their foot soldiers “infantry” (from infantem-’youth’), although the term might have been qualitatively used as meaning too young for promotion to horse soldier or cavalry.

    In the Roman army a foot soldier was called a Peditatus and the fighting unit of foot soldiers was the Pedites.

    Pedites (and Greek Hopilites) were categorized by the types of weapons and armour they used.

    The Legionaire was the professional heavy Peditatus (anachronistically “infantryman”) of the Roman Legions.

    +BN, you made a pretty good point about Mattis writing any military condolence letters to members of Blitzer’s Tribe.

    Let’s see. Mattis wrote 1600 next-of-kin letters for dead kids who volunteered for the military. Since Jews make up about 2% of the US population, that means in terms of demographics, Mattis should have written 32 next-of-kin letters for dead Jewish soldiers.

    Did he even write 1 or 2 to Jewish families? And there is something screwy about his numbers. Or the Pentagon’s.

    Between 2001 and 2015, according to official reports, 6,845 American soldiers died in combat, and 900,000 were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    That doesn’t count later injury-related deaths away from the battlefield, nor suicides, nor contractors in the shell game of military body counts.

    So, by the time Mattis retired from the Marine Corps in 2013, he says he personally wrote 1600 out of approximately 6700-6800 next-of-kin letters over his career, almost all of which would be for soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    So Mattis claims he wrote somewhere around 24% of all next-of-kin letters for all of the KIA. Presumably these were next-of-kin letters for fallen Marines that he wrote as a USMC officer.

    Really, Mattis? You single handedly wrote 1600 next-of-kin letters to Marine Corps families, representing approximately 24% of all killed in battle? Were there no other USMC officers to write these letters?

    Mattis also needs to get his dentures adjusted. He talks like they slip around all the time. It’s getting worse and worse. I doubt he has an actual speech impediment or else he’d never have gotten through the Marines. Nor is there any sign of injury to the mouth from his combat years.

    I don’t recall that Mattis was ever wounded in Iraq. I certainly don’t see a Purple Heart in his “Fruit Salad”.

    It sounds like he’s trying to simultaneously keep his denture plates sucked in while speaking at the same time.

    I used to work in care homes for the elderly. My mom lost all her teeth in an accident when she was 25 or so and wore dentures all of her life. When dentures start getting too loose, they slip around when people talk, and sound just like Mattis.

    Someday I expect to see one of his denture plates go shooting across the room on live video as he’s speaking in yet another Judeo-neocon/neo-lib War Party think tank.

  8. Zionien September 14, 2017 @ 1:15 am

    More accurate/honest words were never spoken! Bravo BN+!

    We as true CHRIST-ians aren’t suppose to be wealthy - just get by!

    As you already know — our reward/wealth is in Heaven! I’ll see what I can do this week +BN.

  9. Anthony Clifton September 14, 2017 @ 3:36 am

    the eternal ovens of truth await the TARES

    Matthew 13:36-43 -

    Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house:
    and his disciples came unto him, saying,
    Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
    He answered and said unto them,
    He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
    The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
    but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed
    them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world;
    and the reapers are the angels.

    As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire;
    so shall it be in the end of this world.

    The Son of man shall send forth his angels,
    and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend,
    and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire:
    there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    http://biblehub.com/text/matthew/13-42.htm

    Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom
    of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    No One on Earth HAS to believe LIES….The so-called “Jewish” narrative.

    Shine on.

  10. Leave a comment September 14, 2017 @ 3:58 am

    Americans should use money with intrinsic value.

    That’s money/medium that always keep its value because no one can take its value down. Fiat money even from a good Christian country can be destroyed by others because they are able to corrupt everything by sanctions to weaken it’s economy and prepare it for destruction in real hot war.

    US is controlled by the petrodollar that finances all Generals, all 800 bases outside US and all proxy wars — and real hot wars.

  11. steve September 14, 2017 @ 5:58 am

    Bro Nat,

    Awesome as always and your perception of how things are is second to none! Jews and Generals and killing in the name of ??? is the game

    Good hunting! Keep up the good work and search for the TRUTH - and in the Spirit of Christ - may the Christ be with you!

    Expat from US of A, steve

    Thailand

  12. Ft. Nolan September 14, 2017 @ 7:49 am

    Infantry translates to “infants?”

    Being a former Marine Lieutenant, it is easy to criticize infantry Marines (and soldiers) as exercising infantile conduct at times. The Latin “pedes, peditis” translates into foot soldier more aptly describing infantrymen. (But you won’t find any military people referring to infantry as “pedentry”).

    The “infans, infantis” root of infantry is intended to describe the foundational layer of warfighting ability. Everyone begins as a foot soldier/infantryman with their basic training regardless of what specialty they are later assigned, working their way up to the non-commissioned officer ranks and possibly into the commissioned officer ranks.

    General Mattis bluntly describing infantry as being “infants” smacks of something derogatory if not an intentional put down. Given the stress of the interview, he may have jumped the gun on his comment here. If he corrects himself later on, this will be forgiveable. He may be playing into Blitzer’s mindset, but why?

    When you add Generals and Jews together, you get “Jewnerals.” Should that be a real rank???

  13. paschn September 14, 2017 @ 9:40 am

    It’s a freight train heading straight at this “Sewer Nation”. A people more concerned with “political correctness than common decency.

    I guess they’ll never get that - you reap what you sow.

    Oh well.

    On the plus side, once this hole has joined other evil empires in the dust bin of history, people round the world will live freer and sleep a bit more peacefully.

  14. Henry Ford Was Right! September 14, 2017 @ 9:49 am

    So “The Swamp” never was “drained” despite Donnie Ts loud-mouthed, hype-filled emotive campaign trail sound bite smogasborg of hope for the cuckservatives.

    (Note to self–you guys might want to up your replication levels if you hope to compete with the Javiers and Pedros, Ahmeds and Mustafas, and Tyrones and Jamals in the future. Otherwise look forward to a no stop DNC party you lame ass GOP cucks-I hate both sides of the Hegelian dialectic Rothschild/Rockefeller scam BTW).

    Also, I wonder how many Red State good ole boys in their crummy red ballcaps still can’t put Jew and Jew together yet? “It’s da Mus-lums” “Is-lum’s gonna take over and they is gonna cut our heads off in da streets, da Savage Nation tells me so. Why would Mike lie to us all? He be a good American conservative like me”.

    Is anybody surprised at how crappy American politics are by now?

    They need to change the name of the crapitol to Rothschildgrad already.

    When will the USSA invade Iran or N Korea over some petty bs? Anybody want to guess the date of that?

    Look at recent Murican’ history and see it’s all as the bagel turns. You know Faux and CNN will be pushing the necessity of war for all their loyal cuckservative and pinko audiences.

    I almost forgot the televangelists and their whole Israel and America crypto Masonic cuckservative diatribes mixed in with pleas for seed money and an 800 number flashing at the bottom of the screen too.

    Aren’t you proud to be part of such a great Nation? MAGA!

  15. Larry Chasteen September 14, 2017 @ 9:54 am

    Dear Brother Nathanael:

    I had to quit reading Henry Makow after all these years and have now deleted his website and added yours to my bookmark page.

    Henry insists that Yahweh is a man-made maniac of the Old Testament and is not Jesus’ God. He also, of course, doesn’t believe Jesus is the Christ–the Son of God.

    I have explained to Henry many times that Illuminati love him because all that matters is the destruction of Christianity and Henry is doing a fine job. He says he cannot conceive of a God like the one portrayed in the OT. Consequently, Henry is actually promoting the NWO under the guise of exposing it.

    Enough is enough.

    Your New Faithful Reader,

    Larry

    P.S. A check is in the mail.

  16. Eileen Kuch September 14, 2017 @ 10:57 am

    Br. Nat, that was a great Video you wrote.

    You’re a great writer and I enjoy your articles, especially, the wit you assign to a few of the sentences you’ve written and continue to write.

    I wish I had met you in person when you were in DC, but events at home prevented me from going into DC.

    You’re a great, wonderful man who deserves a lot more funding from those readers/viewers with the six-figure incomes or higher, who haven’t been contributing a cent.

    I hope at least a few of them will look deep into their hearts and help you out.

    God bless you forever.

    Eileen

  17. mrbuttermaker September 14, 2017 @ 11:12 am

    Yup. Trump and the Generals, and they, Trump and Chucky Joomer, of which Trump just caved in??

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-14/trumps-base-turns-him-ann-coulter-wonders-point-who-doesnt-want-trump-impeached

    A microcosm of how f**ked up this is. We have the little boy of a nothing dual citizen of a craphole that is as racist as they get, telling us we have to take 800k illegals.

    Hey Chucky!

    How bout IsraHELL takes ‘em if your so kind and caring!! I’ve said it 1000 times. This country is sooo done. We can bitch on msg boards all we want.

    Only thing that will save this place is some patriots and a military coup. Period, end of paragraph. We deserve it.

    Look when you go to the gas station or a restaurant. All that’s important is that damn tin toy.

    You get what you deserve America. Stick a fork in it and as +BN said, “might as well put those Bolshevik leg irons, and be done with it!!”

  18. Lars September 14, 2017 @ 2:17 pm

    What you say in this post is true. But there ain’t nothin’ we can do about it.

    I’m reasonably sure that all the people in power also know that they can’t do anything about it, and they know why. What can a modern Philistine say to a blind Samson, when he can certainly bring down more than the Twin Towers?

    It took a Roman general Titus to finally end their tyranny, and for almost 2000 years the world was free to do what seemed right. And from then on when the Jews started their shenanigans in a country the rulers would follow the Roman example and expel them — with force if need be.

    So from 1100 AD on to the present, many countries all over Europe applied the same Roman solution - including Hitler, who was following the precedent of a long line of history.

    However, how can a democracy make such a decision and effort? The citizenry who are corrupted from the cradle to the grave by the Zionist/Marxist influence and propaganda are the ones who putatively rule the country.

    The only thing to do is to educate them and raise a Hue and Cry against the Jews, in order to call the people to chase down the criminals and expel them. That is what the Jews call “Hate Speech” and are enacting laws all across the planet against it.

    So keep up the Hue and Cry, you are filling a great need in the USA.

  19. Lars September 14, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

    Hue and Cry

    “In common law, a hue and cry is a process by which bystanders are summoned to assist in the apprehension of a criminal who has been witnessed in the act of committing a crime.

    By the Statute of Winchester of 1285, 13 Edw. I cc. 1 and 4, it was provided that anyone, either a constable or a private citizen, who witnessed a crime shall make hue and cry, and that the hue and cry must be kept up against the fleeing criminal from town to town and from county to county, until the felon is apprehended and delivered to the sheriff.

    All able-bodied men, upon hearing the shouts, were obliged to assist in the pursuit of the criminal, which makes it comparable to the posse comitatus. It was moreover provided that “the whole hundred … shall be answerable” for any theft or robbery, in effect a form of collective punishment. Those who raised a hue and cry falsely were themselves guilty of a crime.

    In Oliver Twist, Fagin reads the Hue and Cry, an early name for the weekly Police Gazette, which gave details of crimes and wanted people.”

    http://englishdictionary.education/en/hue-and-cry

  20. KathJuliane September 14, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

    Remember when defacto President Mattis through his alter-ego National Security Advisor McMaster to the ears of the de jure President Trump ordered the CIA to discontinue a covert program of arming and training anti-Assad rebels in Syria?

    Trump wasn’t lying — that was only the civilian CIA clandestine special ops programs which weren’t proving to be at all effective. Trump made the decision to scrap the CIA program some months ago after an Oval Office meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster

    However, the Washington Post report that originally published this action also stated that the end of program wouldn’t affect Pentagon’s plans to support anti-ISIS rebel groups.WaPo also said that the CIA’s covert program would be phased out over a period of months, and funds diverted to other programs and missions.

    This is what it all looks like from a Mattis’ baggy-eyed view of his Pentagon mafia domain, the wizard-general of Odds behind his curtain.

    The report digs under some of his braying nonsensical military philosopher mumbo jumbo intentionally uses to obfuscate what Mattis actually presides over with embedded layers of obfuscating distraction and official deniability.

    ~~~*~~~

    Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

    Revealed: The Pentagon Is Spending Up To $2.2 Billion on Soviet-Style Arms for Syrian Rebels

    The Pentagon has relied on an army of contractors and sub-contractors – from blue-chip military giants to firms linked to organized crime – to supply up to US$ 2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels fighting a sprawling war against the Islamic State (ISIS).

    Arms factories across the Balkans and Eastern Europe – already working at capacity to supply the Syrian war – are unable to meet the demand.

    In response, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has turned to new suppliers like Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine for additional munitions while relaxing standards on the material it’s willing to accept, according to an investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

    Reporters have pieced together the Pentagon’s complex supply line to Syria using procurement records, ship-tracking data, official reports, leaked emails, and interviews with insiders. This program is separate from a now-defunct CIA effort to arm rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

    The Pentagon is buying the arms through two channels: the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which oversees special operations across all services of the US military, and the Picatinny Arsenal, a little-known US Army weapons facility in New Jersey.

    The munitions are being transported by both sea and air from Europe to Turkey, Jordan and Kuwait. They are then distributed to US allies in northern and southern Syria by plane and truck. (See: Black Sea Route)

    Reporters discovered that the US is using vaguely worded legal documents which obscure Syria as the weapons’ final destination – a practice experts say threatens global efforts to combat arms trafficking and puts the Eastern European governments who sell the weapons and ammunition at risk of breaching international law.

    Others raise the issue of who, exactly, is using the arms and what will happen to them once ISIS has been defeated.

    The Pentagon started the major buy-up in September 2015 under President Obama. By May this year, it had already spent more than $700 million on AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers, mortars, and other weapons and ammunition.

    More than $900 million has been contracted to be spent by 2022, and nearly $600 million more has been budgeted or requested by the Trump administration. This brings the grand total of the Pentagon’s intended spending on its Syrian allies to $2.2 billion.

    This US-financed supply line is similar to a Saudi-backed €1.2 billion arms pipeline to Syria uncovered last year by BIRN and OCCRP.

    Asked about the unprecedented purchase of Soviet-style arms for Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said that it had carefully vetted the recipients, adding that the equipment was provided “incrementally” and is the “minimum needed for the immediate mission.”

    Syria Train and Equip: A Major Shift in Strategy

    As ISIS swept across Syria in 2014, the Pentagon hastily launched a $500 million Syria Train and Equip program to build up a new force of rebels, armed with modern US weapons, in an attempt to counter the threat.

    SOCOM – the elite unit responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden – was tasked with buying the arms. But nine months later, the program had collapsed, with only a few dozen recruits having made it onto the battlefield.

    Amid a flurry of negative headlines, the Pentagon needed a new plan. Starting in September 2015, the US would focus not on building a new anti-ISIS army, but on arming rebels already on the ground.

    While the Pentagon did not reveal the details of its new plan, a previously unreported spending request from February 2016 made clear that it would stop training new units and supplying them with modern weapons.

    Instead, it would select “vetted” opposition forces already on the ground and send them Soviet-style weapons and ammunition they were already using and familiar with.

    The first delivery, which included 50 tons of ammunition and rocket-propelled grenades, arrived in October 2015, just a month after the shift in policy. The munitions were airdropped to the Kurdish-dominated coalition within the Syrian Democratic Forces currently spearheading the fight to reclaim Raqqa.

    Many more shipments followed.

    By May 2017 – the latest date for which data is available – SOCOM would purchase $238.5 million in weapons and ammunition from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine, according to an analysis of thousands of procurement records by BIRN and OCCRP.

    Prior to the start of the program, its spending on Eastern Bloc weaponry had been negligible.

    SOCOM will buy an additional $172 million in arms this fiscal year. The shopping list includes tens of thousands of AK-47s and RPGs and hundreds of millions of pieces of ammunition, according to requests made by the Pentagon. An additional $412 million has been requested by the Trump administration or budgeted for 2018.

    SOCOM has not previously acknowledged its role in the Syria Train and Equip program. In a written statement to BIRN and OCCRP, the Pentagon confirmed that the secretive unit was charged with procuring weapons and ammunition for Syrian rebels. SOCOM is also known to covertly supply US partners in other conflicts.

    Picatinny: A New Supply Line Revealed

    SOCOM is not the only Pentagon unit which has been procuring arms and ammunition for the Syria Train and Equip program.

    The rest of the procurement is being handled by the Picatinny Arsenal, a US Army facility in New Jersey.

    Picatinny already has experience buying large quantities of Soviet-style arms (referred to in procurement documents as “non-standard weapons and ammunition”) for partner forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. These purchases are always clearly labelled with the end destination.

    But one mysterious set of purchases – totaling $479.6 million – contains no end destination at all. An analysis of these procurement documents by BIRN and OCCRP reveals it is likely that much, if not all, of the arms in question are headed for Syria.

    An important clue lay in seven of the contracts, signed in September 2016 and worth $71.6 million, which did initially cite Syria either by name or by the Pentagon’s internal code – V7 – for the Syria Train and Equip program.

    These references were deleted from the public record after BIRN and OCCRP asked the Pentagon about these deliveries this March.

    Reporters made copies of the documents before they were deleted. The Pentagon has declined to explain the alterations.

    Picatinny is circumspect about its role supplying Syrian rebels given the sensitive nature of the conflict.

    In addition to pitting an array of militias against Syrian government forces, the fighting is described by experts as a complex proxy war involving Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, and Russia.

    There is other evidence of Picatinny’s growing role in the Syria Train and Equip program.

    A promotional story published on its website in December 2016 celebrated an internal Pentagon award for, among other successes, buying “significant quantities” of non-standard ammunition for Syria, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan.

    A Picatinny presentation from March 2017 reveals that it will take over from SOCOM the role of procuring ammunition for the Syrian program. SOCOM will continue to buy weapons.

    More than half of the $2.2 billion identified by BIRN and OCCRP has not yet been spent.

    In March 2016, Picatinny tasked two military giants – Chemring, a British firm, and US-based Alliant Techsystems Operations (now part of Orbital ATK) – with procuring $750 million worth of ammunition on its behalf over the following five years, of which $372 million has yet to be spent.

    Another $500 million contract was awarded to Chemring, Alliant, and two other companies in August. On Picatinny’s website, the latter contract is specifically described as being intended to fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

    With at least 50,000 US-supported rebels engaged in active combat, Syria is likely to absorb much of the contracted ammunition in the coming years, but some may be spent on other conflict zones where Soviet-style weapons are in use.

    Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel

    The newly revealed $2.2 billion pipeline financed by the US, as well as the earlier €1.2 billion pipeline financed by Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have meant boom times for arms producers in Central and Eastern Europe.

    VMZ Sopot, a Bulgarian state-owned ammunitions factory and one of Picatinny’s main suppliers, announced in early 2016 that it planned to add 1,000 employees to its workforce that year. During the three months prior, it had already hired 500 new staff.

    Factories in Serbia, such as Krusik, a missile manufacturer, have also drastically increased production.

    Aleksandar Vucic, then Serbia’s Prime Minister, boasted last year that Serbia could increase its output five times and still not meet demand.

    As the thirst for Soviet-style weapons grows, the competition is becoming fiercer.

    The US had traditionally turned to Romania and Bulgaria for non-standard armaments, but the surge in demand has forced contractors to look to the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and now Ukraine, Georgia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Croatia, according to US procurement records.

    Scarce supplies have also forced the Pentagon to lower its standards for weapons and ammunition.

    Previously it had required suppliers to provide equipment less than five years old, but in February it dropped this requirement for some types of weapons and ammunition, according to official documents obtained by BIRN and OCCRP.

    Munitions stored in poor conditions degrade, sometimes becoming unusable or even dangerous.

    A Pentagon contractor due to train Syrian rebels died in June 2015 when the decades-old RPG he was handling exploded at a firing range in Bulgaria. Nevertheless, the Pentagon has continued to use the contractor that supplied the faulty weapons.

    There are other problems, too. Reporters have found that directors of three contractors it uses, and the president of a critical sub-contractor, have faced serious questions about their integrity, including one who bragged about paying “commissions” to foreign agents to secure deals. Another subcontractor employed a firm with links to organized crime.

    Undermining the Arms Control System

    In supplying the Syrian rebels, the Pentagon has used highly unusual and misleading legal documentation that exploits a loophole in the system designed to prevent diversions of arms to terrorists, embargoed groups, or war criminals.

    To secure an arms export license, buyers must provide a valid end-user certificate guaranteeing the weapons’ final destination.

    But a certificate issued by SOCOM under the Syria program and seen by reporters does not mention Syria as the final destination. Instead, it lists SOCOM as the final user.

    The document states that “the material will be used for defense purposes in direct use by US government, transferred by means of grants as military education or training program or security assistance.”

    The statement allows SOCOM to divert the equipment to any army or militia to whom it is providing security assistance, including Syrian rebels, according to arms control experts who have reviewed the evidence.

    In a detailed written response, the Pentagon did not dispute its designation of the US Army as the end user, but explained that the certificates citing “security assistance” cover transfers to foreign fighters.

    “We expect any partnered force or security assistance recipient to use the materiel as intended, i.e. for the counter-ISIS fight, and we monitor their usage to ensure they comply,” a Pentagon spokesman said.

    But arms experts criticized this practice, describing it as a danger to the global arms control system.

    Roy Isbister, an expert on arms transfers at Saferworld, a non-governmental organization that works to prevent violent conflict, said, “The [end-user] system relies on clarity and diligence.

    “If the US is manipulating the process and providing cover for others to claim ignorance of the end users of the weapons in question, the whole control system is at risk.”

    Patrick Wilcken, a researcher on arms control and human rights at Amnesty International, described SOCOM’s end-user certificate as “very misleading.”

    “An end user certificate that did not contain [the final destination] would be self-defeating and highly unusual,” he said. “The US is undermining the object and purpose of the ATT (United Nations Arms Trade Treaty).”

    Wilcken explained that, while Washington has not yet ratified the agreement, and is therefore not legally bound by it, as a signatory it is expected not to undermine it.

    As a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Washington has signed a series of measures to prevent weapons trafficking – including a binding decision that end-user certificates include the final destination country.

    European exporter states have ratified the ATT and are also bound both by the OSCE’s decisions and the EU’s even stricter rules, known as the Common Position on Arms Exports. Most prospective members have already adopted these rules.

    The Romanian, Czech, Bosnian, and Serbian governments confirmed that they had granted export licenses with the US – not Syria – listed as the final destination.

    Georgia’s Ministry of Defense said that an export deal was under negotiation but it had not yet received an end-user certificate from the Pentagon and no contract had been signed.

    Poland and Croatia said it had not approved any exports to Syrian rebels.

    Officials from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan did not respond to requests for comment.

    Under the ATT and the EU Common Position, exporters must take action to prevent arms and ammunition from being diverted and used to commit war crimes or “undermine peace and security.”

    Without knowing the final destination, such an assessment is impossible.

    Wilcken said that Amnesty International was especially concerned that the US is supplying the Syrian Democratic Forces, given evidence that one of its largest component forces, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), had “razed villages,” an act Amnesty described as a war crime.

    Wilcken said that such a vast inflow of weaponry raised fears about the future of the Middle East.

    “Given the very complex, fluid situation in Syria … and the existence of many armed groups accused of serious abuses,” he said, “it is difficult to see how the US could ensure arms sent to the region would not be misused.”
    https://www.occrp.org/en/makingakilling/the-pentagon-is-spending-2-billion-on-soviet-style-arms-for-syrian-rebels

    At times, Amnesty International makes questionable and obviously left-biased, even propagandistic reports targeting the legitimate Syrian government. Their support of the White Helmets is despicable.

    However, the reports about the US-supported, mostly Kurdish YPG led SDF (similar to the Peshmerga in Iraq, who culturally identify as non-Arab Sunni Muslims) ethnically cleansing Muslim and Christian Arab, Armenian, Assyrian, even non-aligned Kurdish and other minority villages to change demographics for their anticipated “Kurdistan” are backed up by other Syrian and Arab news, reports, analysts, and social media all claiming the same thing.

    Mattis long ago made clear that the US would continue to provide the SDF with whatever weapons, vehicles and equipment it needs for particular missions.

    Kurdish Militia in Syria Found With US-Bought Mortar Shells

    To appease Turkey, an ally and NATO member, former US President Barack Obama repeatedly vowed not to arm Kurdish units in Syria. But last August, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) – a Kurdish militia that Turkey considers a terrorist group – was discovered with Serbian mortar shells very likely bought by the Pentagon.

    he weapons were discovered following a battle in which a Turkish-backed rebel group called Sham Legion defeated the Kurdish YPG unit in northern Syria near the Turkish border. Among the piles of confiscated Kalashnikovs and ammunition of unknown origin were several packages of Serbian 120mm mortar shells, according to photographs posted by the group on social media.

    The shells, clearly marked with the lot number “KV 01/2015,” the first batch produced in 2015 by the state-owned Krusik ammunition factory in Valjevo, Serbia and delivered to the Pentagon’s secretive Special Operations Command (SOCOM), according to an investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

    They were part of a package of nearly 8,000 shells that were delivered to a US base in Kuwait known to be used by the Pentagon to arm US-backed Syrian and Iraqi forces.

    It is not clear how the shells made their way to the YPG. But their convoluted path from Serbia to Kuwait and eventually to Syria highlights the complexity of the $2.2 billion supply line which fuels the ongoing war – and of the challenge of preventing weapons from ending up in the wrong hands.

    In May 2017, President Donald Trump signed a resolution allowing the US to supply Kurdish units with Soviet-style weapons. Under Obama, only Syrian Arab Coalition and Turkmen units of the Syrian Democratic Forces officially received munitions. But the discovery of Serbian mortars among a YPG stash implies the possibility that, in fact, the Kurds had been getting US-purchased weapons long before that.
    https://www.occrp.org/en/makingakilling/kurdish-militia-in-syria-found-with-us-bought-mortar-shells

  21. Brother Nathanael September 14, 2017 @ 6:22 pm

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  22. Brother Nathanael September 14, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

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  23. Brother Nathanael September 14, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

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  24. KathJuliane September 14, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

    So Mattis, did you tell the family of a fallen soldier he died in a foreign land to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Persian Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, the spread of terror groups and refugees, or that the Zombie State of Israhell continues to menace and stink up the Middle East in its quest to Make Israel Great Again?

    ~~~*~~~
    Losing the War on Terror, Winning the War in Washington

    These generals couldn’t conquer Iraq or Afghanistan. But under Trump, they’ve conquered Washington.

    Victory at Last!

    In America’s Wars, Failure Is the New Success

    By Tom Engelhardt

    It was bloody and brutal, a true generational struggle, but give them credit. In the end, they won when so many lost.

    James Comey was axed. Sean Spicer went down in a heap of ashes. Anthony Scaramucci crashed and burned instantaneously. Reince Priebus hung on for dear life but was finally canned.

    Seven months in, Steve Bannon got the old heave-ho and soon after, his minion, Sebastian Gorka, was unceremoniously shoved out the White House door.

    In a downpour of potential conflicts of interest and scandal, Carl Icahn bowed out. Gary Cohn has reportedly been at the edge of resignation. And so it goes in the Trump administration.

    Except for the generals.

    Think of them as the last men standing. They did it. They took the high ground in Washington and held it with remarkable panache. Three of them:

    National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Defense and retired Marine General John Mattis, and former head of the Department of Homeland Security, now White House Chief of Staff, retired Marine General John Kelly stand alone, except for President Trump’s own family members, at the pinnacle of power in Washington.

    Those three generals from America’s losing wars are now triumphant. One of them is the ultimate gatekeeper when it comes to who sees the president. All three influence his thoughts and speeches.

    They are the “civilians” who control the military and American war policy.

    They, and they alone, have made the president go against his deepest urges, as he admitted in his address to the nation on the war in Afghanistan. (“My original instinct was to pull out and historically I like following my instincts.”)

    They’ve convinced him to release the military (and the CIA) from significant oversight on how they pursue their wars across the Greater Middle East, Africa, and now the Philippines.

    They even convinced him to surround their future actions in a penumbra of secrecy.

    Their wars, the ones that began almost 16 years ago and just keep morphing and spreading (along with a proliferating assortment of terror groups), are now theirs alone to fight and… well, we’ll get to that. But first let’s step back a moment and think about what’s happened since January.

    The Winningest President and the Losingest Generals

    The most surprising winner of our era and possibly — to put ourselves fully in the Trumpian spirit — of any era since the first protozoan stalked the Earth entered the Oval Office on January 20th and promptly surrounded himself with a set of generals from America’s failed wars of the post-9/11 era.

    In other words, the man who repeatedly promised that in his presidency Americans would win to the point of tedium — “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore’” — promptly chose to elevate the losingest guys in town.

    If reports are to be believed, he evidently did this because of his military school background, his longstanding crush on General George Patton of World War II fame (or at least the movie version of him), and despite having actively avoided military service himself in the Vietnam years, his weak spot for four stars with tough monikers like “Mad Dog.”

    During the election campaign, though a general of his choice led the chants to “lock her up,” Trump himself was surprisingly clear-eyed when it came to the nature of American generalship in the twenty-first century.

    As he put it, “Under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton the generals have been reduced to rubble, reduced to a point where it is embarrassing for our country.” On coming to power, however, he reached into that rubble to choose his guys.

    In the years before he ran, he had been no less clear-eyed on the war he just extended in Afghanistan. Of that conflict, he typically tweeted in 2013, “We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. Their government has zero appreciation. Let’s get out!”

    On the other hand, the careers of his three chosen generals are inextricably linked to America’s losing wars.

    Then-Colonel H.R. McMaster gained his reputation in 2005 by leading the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment into the Iraqi city of Tal Afar and “liberating” it from Sunni insurgents, while essentially inaugurating the counterinsurgency tactics that would become the heart and soul of General David Petraeus’s 2007 “surge” in Iraq.

    Only one small problem: McMaster’s much-publicized “victory,” like so many other American military successes of this era, didn’t last.

    A year later, Tal Afar was “awash in sectarian violence,” wrote Jon Finer, a Washington Post reporter who accompanied McMaster into that city.

    It would be among the first Iraqi cities taken by Islamic State militants in 2014 and has only recently been “liberated” (yet again) by the Iraqi military in a U.S.-backed campaign that has left it only partially in rubble, unlike so many other fully rubblized cities in the region.

    In the Obama years, McMaster would be the leader of a task force in Afghanistan that “sought to root out the rampant corruption that had taken hold” in the American-backed government there, an effort that would prove a dismal failure.

    Marine General Mattis led Task Force 58 into southern Afghanistan in the invasion of 2001, establishing the “first conventional U.S. military presence in the country.”

    He repeated the act in Iraq in 2003, leading the 1st Marine Division in the U.S. invasion of that country.

    He was involved in the taking of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in 2003; in the fierce fighting for and partial destruction of the city of Fallujah in 2004; and, in that same year; the bombing of what turned out to be a wedding party, not insurgents, near the Syrian border. (“How many people go to the middle of the desert… to hold a wedding 80 miles from the nearest civilization?” was his response to the news.)

    In 2010, he was made head of U.S. Central Command, overseeing the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan until 2013 when he urged the Obama administration to launch a “dead of night” operation to take out an Iranian oil refinery or power plant, his idea of an appropriate response to Iran’s role in Iraq.

    His proposal was rejected and he was “retired” from his command five months early.

    In other words, he lost his chance to set off yet another never-ending American war in the Middle East. He is known for his “Mattisisms” like this piece of advice to U.S. Marines in Iraq in 2003: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

    Retired Marine General John Kelly was assistant division commander in Iraq under Mattis, who personally promoted him to brigadier general on the battlefield. (Present head of the Joint Chiefs, General Joe Dunford, was an officer in the same division at the same time and all three reportedly remain friends.)

    Though Kelly had a second tour of duty in Iraq, he never fought in Afghanistan. Tragically, however, one of his sons (who had also fought in Fallujah in 2004) died there after stepping on an improvised explosive device in 2010.

    McMaster was among the earliest figures in the Pentagon to begin speaking of the country’s post-9/11 wars as “generational” (that is, never-ending). In 2014, he said,

    “If you think this war against our way of life is over because some of the self-appointed opinion-makers and chattering class grow ‘war weary,’ because they want to be out of Iraq or Afghanistan, you are mistaken.

    “This enemy is dedicated to our destruction. He will fight us for generations, and the conflict will move through various phases as it has since 9/11.”

    In short, you could hardly pick three men more viscerally connected to the American way of war, less capable of seriously reassessing what they have lived through, or more fully identified with the failures of the war on terror, especially the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    When it comes to the “rubble” of American generalship in these years, Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly would certainly be at the top of anyone’s list.

    Think of them, in fact, as the ultimate survivors of a system that at its upper levels is not known, even in the best of times, for promoting original, outside-the-box thinkers.

    They are, in other words, the ultimate four-star conformists because that’s the character trait you need to make it to generalship in the U.S. military. (Original thinkers and critics never seem to make it past the rank of colonel.)

    And as their “new” Trump-era Afghan policy indicates, when faced with their wars and what to do about them, their answer is invariably some version of more of the same (with the usual, by-now-predictable results).

    All Hail the Generals!

    Now, let’s take one more step back from the situation at hand, lest you imagine that President Trump’s acts, when it comes to those generals, are unique to our time.

    Yes, two retired generals and one still active in posts previously (with the rarest of exceptions) reserved for civilians do represent something new in American history.

    Still, this Trumpian moment should be seen as the culmination of, not a departure from, the policies of the two previous administrations.

    In these years, America’s generals have failed everywhere except in one place, and that just happens to be the only place that truly matters.

    Call Afghanistan a “stalemate” as often as you want, but almost 16 years after the U.S. military loosed the power of “the finest fighting force the world has ever known” (aka “the greatest force for human liberation the world has ever known”), the Taliban are ascendant in that benighted land and that’s the definition of failure, no matter how you tote things up.

    Those generals have indeed been losers in that country, as they and others have been in Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and someday undoubtedly Syria (no matter what immediate victories they might chalk up).

    In only one place did their generalship work effectively; in only one place have they truly succeeded; in only one place could they now conceivably proclaim “victory at last!”

    That place is, of course, Washington, D.C., where they are indeed the last men standing and, in Trumpian terms, absolute winners.

    In Washington, their generalship has been anything but rubble. It’s always been another kind of more — more of whatever they wanted, from money to surges to ever-greater power and authority.

    In Washington, they’ve been the winners ever since President George W. Bush launched his Global War on Terror.

    What they couldn’t do in Baghdad, Kabul, Tripoli, or anywhere else across the Greater Middle East and Africa, they’ve done impressively in our nation’s capital.

    In years when they unsuccessfully brought the full power of the greatest arsenal on the planet to bear on enemies whose weaponry cost the price of a pizza, they continued to rake in billions of dollars in Washington.

    In fact, it’s reasonable to argue that the losing conflicts in the war on terror were necessary prerequisites for the winning budgetary battles in that city.

    Those never-ending conflicts — and a more generalized (no pun intended) fear of (Islamic) terrorism heavily promoted by the national security state — have driven funding success to staggering levels in the nation’s capital, perhaps the single issue on which Repubicans and Democrats have seen eye to eye in this period.

    In this context, Donald Trump’s decision to surround himself with “his” generals has simply brought this reality more fully into focus.

    He’s made it clear why the term “deep state,” often used by critics of American war and national security policies, inadequately describes the situation in Washington in this century.

    That term brings up images of a hidden state-within-a-state that controls the rest of the government in some conspiratorial fashion.

    The reality in Washington today is nothing like that. Despite both its trove of secrets and its desire to cast a shadow of secrecy over government operations, the national security state hasn’t exactly been lurking in the shadows in these years.

    In Washington, whatever the Constitution may say about civilian control of the military, the generals — at least at present — control the civilians and the deep state has become the all-too-visible state.

    In this context, one thing is clear, whether you’re talking about the country’s panoply of “intelligence” agencies or the Pentagon, failure is the new success.

    And for all of this, one thing continues to be essential: those “generational struggles” in distant lands.

    If you want to see how this works in a nutshell, consider a single line from a recent piece on the Afghan War by New York Times reporter Rod Nordland.

    “Even before the president’s [Afghan] speech, the American military and Afghan leaders were laying long-term plans,” Nordland points out and, in that context, adds in passing, “The American military has a $6.5-billion plan to make the Afghan air force self-sufficient and end its overreliance on American air power by 2023.”

    Think for a moment about just that relatively modest part (a mere $6.5 billion!) of the U.S. military’s latest plans for a more-of-the-same future in Afghanistan.

    As a start, we’re already talking about six more years of a war that began in October 2001, was essentially an extension of a previous conflict fought there from 1979 to 1989, and is already the longest war in American history.

    In other words, the idea of a “generational struggle” there is anything but an exaggeration.

    Recall as well that, in January 2008, U.S. Brigadier General Jay Lindell, then-commander of the Combined Air Power Transition Force in Afghanistan, was projecting an eight-year U.S. plan that would leave the Afghan air force fully staffed, supplied, trained, and “self-sufficient” by 2015.

    (In 2015, Rod Nordland would check out that air force and find it in a “woeful state” of near ruin.)

    So in 2023, if that full $6.5 billion is indeed invested in — perhaps the more fitting phrase might be squandered on — the Afghan air force, one thing is a given: it will not be “self-sufficient.”

    After all, 16 years later with not $6.5 billion but more than $65 billion appropriated by Congress and spent on the training of the Afghan security forces, they are now taking terrible casualties, experiencing horrendous desertion rates, filled with “ghost” personnel, and anything but self-sufficient.

    Why imagine something different for that country’s air force $6.5 billion and six years later?

    In America’s war on terror, such things should be considered tales foretold, even as the losing generals of those losing wars strut their stuff in Washington.

    Elsewhere on the planet, the U.S. military’s plans for 2020, 2023, and beyond will undoubtedly be yet more landmarks on a highway to failure.

    Only in Washington do such plans invariably work out. Only in Washington does more of the same turn out to be the ultimate formula for success.

    Our losing wars, it seems, are a necessary backdrop for the ultimate winning war in our nation’s capital. So all hail America’s generals, mission accomplished!

    http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176322/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_the_last_men_standing/#more

    Once there was a movie called “All the President’s Men.”

    Perhaps there should be a new one, “All the Generals’ President”.

  25. Kalin September 14, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

    Amen!

    Jewmerica has not fought a foreign foe that it did not outright create since 1814.

    When a nation reaches a point where its greatest enemy is truth, it’s time to examine itself.

    I see where Lars wrote: “it took the Roman General Titus to end their tyranny”.

    Actually, it took a much bigger power than Titus. That event was undoubtedly the prophecy in John’s Revelation that “God would put it in their hearts to do his will”. That is, the “ten horns” will “hate the whore” and “burn her with fire,” as was required by the Law in Leviticus 21:9.

    It’s no mystery that the “Whore” was indeed Jerusalem and the prophecy long ago fulfilled (Cf. Mat. 23:37, Luke 13:33). They didn’t heed the words of the Master at the end of the last age, as they did at the end of the previous age, in Egypt. They failed to paint the blood of the Lamb on their door-posts in the “great and terrible day of the Lord”.

    History is repeating itself. We’re starting to see it develop. I don’t know if this empire will play the part of Rome at the end of this age or whether it will be another, but one thing is for sure - the Whore has risen, again, she rules over the “kings of the earth,” and she will again be destroyed; however, it will take the power of God to do it, just as it did previously.

    When Henry Ford wrote in his book, The International Jew - The World’s Foremost Problem: “Judaism is the most closely organised power on earth, even more than the British Empire.”, he didn’t embellish the matter even slightly.

    The first century, Roman historian, Cornelius Tacitus wrote something similar about the power of the Jews, speaking prior to the destruction of their Temple in 70 A.D: “For the worst rascals among other peoples, renouncing their ancestral religions, always kept sending tribute and contributions to Jerusalem, thereby increasing the wealth of the Jews; ” Histories, Bk. V.

  26. Seek The Truth September 15, 2017 @ 11:05 am

    Brother Nathanael,

    I can find no articles on your website about the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) dedicated to promoting hatred of the white Christian population by using minorities.

    There are plenty of articles about the ADL, ACLU and AIPAC but no articles can I find about this dangerous and very powerful group founded by a Jewish pedophile who had sex with his own daughter according to allegations in an article on Henry Makow’s website.

    If SPLC articles exist, where are they?

    I can’t find any alphabetical reference in your list of articles.

    Also, I googled Brother Nathanael and SPLC and nothing came up except that they had you on their list of subversives but nothing from you came up as an article.

  27. Aunty Semite September 15, 2017 @ 12:12 pm

    KathJuliane,

    Is “zombie state of Israel” related to Scriptures like these below?

    That beast was once alive, but lives no longer; it is about to come up from the abyss and will go off to be destroyed. Rev 17:8

    One of the heads of the beast seemed to have been fatally wounded, but the wound had healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast. Rev 13:3

  28. Citizenfitz September 15, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

    You probably won’t hear anything about this in the American MSM but this is big news:

    https://www.rt.com/business/403465-dollar-end-china-crude-rogers/

    Iran, Syria, Venezuela and now China have gone off the petrodollar.

    Expect all that inflation the US has been exporting overseas (with the petrodollar) to come flooding back.

  29. mrbuttermaker September 15, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

    Yes Citizenfitz,

    The De-dollarization was initiated in Venezuela this week. It can be huge and mark the death of the petro dollar. But since the Jews decide whatever the the “market” is it doesn’t effect them.

    They have stolen the loot already. I’m glad +BN was one of the very very few to point out that the “market” is weaponized.

    Example today. We have “Record highs” in the “market” after the 4th largest city and an entire state have been destroyed. The hubris is unfathomable. Nothing like a good kick in the teeth to the lives of the people of which has been turned upside down.

    The Jews at the fed will still steal. Because that’s what they do. For the 100th time, until the cowards in the US Military, (yes you heard that right COWARDS) get off their asses and put some cuffs on the Yellens, Fischers, Bernankes, Blankfeins, and Dimons of the world, its done, its over.

    Anything else is a waste of time.

    When you steal at will in broad daylight something has to give.

  30. Brother Nathanael September 15, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

    @Seek The Truth

    I’ve done TONS of Article and Videos exposing the SPLC. TONS.

    Here’s a few for starters:

    The Damnation Of Confederate Memory @
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=1212

    Thought Police…Prison Without Bars @
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=1052

    Enabling A Big Brother Future @
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=999

    Jewry’s Creation Of ‘White Guilt’ @
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=468

    Can White America Survive? @
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=661

    The Jews Behind Homeland Security @
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=809

    American Jewry’s Push For Massive Immigration @
    http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=567

  31. Anon September 16, 2017 @ 1:57 am

    @All

    I find it most puzzling when respected persons herein make the odd detracting/disparaging comments.

    We all need to do our home work, this site’s founder has proven time & time again he does his!

    Though, to his credit (yet) another one bites the dust!

  32. Lepanto worrier September 16, 2017 @ 11:03 am

    Does anyone know why the site smoloko.com has been inactive for several weeks?

    Thanks for a reply.

  33. KathJuliane September 16, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

    I’ve serendipitiously located a delightful blog site which completely debunks the SPLC and reveals their race-baiting fund-raising scam methodology called “Watching the Watchers”.

    It’s been running since 2009 and is current to date. The blogger does an amazing job of slicing and dicing largely SPLC and other “hate watch groups” PR/hasbara into confetti.

    The home page says:

    Welcome to Watching the Watchdogs. Our purpose here is to examine the publications and pronouncements of the Southern Poverty Law Center and other self-appointed “hate watchdogs” attempting to influence public policy.

    In its About section, the owner writes:

    I’m Richard Keefe and I live in Virgina. I’m a lifelong student of language and communication, and I’m especially interested how language is used and mis-used by special interest groups.

    Of particular interest is the Southern Poverty Law Center, of Montgomery, Alabama. Billing itself as a “premier civil rights group” and “hate watchdog,” the SPLC uses a variety of public relations and classic persuasion techniques to shape public discourse.

    Disclaimer: Any time one discusses the activities of certain self-appointed “watchdog’ groups, those groups will inevitably attempt to link their critics to the very organizations they are allegedly “watching.”

    I do not now, nor have I ever belonged to any of the ‘mainstream hate groups” the SPLC “monitors,” such as the Klan, Skinheads, neo-Nazis, or any other group of that ilk.

    That being said, I freely admit that I believe that sovereign governments should have control over who enters their countries, and “some of my best friends” are Catholics, Protestants, academics and publishers. All of the above have been designated “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    My intent for this blog is to simply point out how the SPLC operates, using nothing more than documents created by the SPLC, published news reports, and the writings of SPLC founder, Morris Dees.

    If you see something that doesn’t look right, please contact me immediately. I’d especially appreciate notifications of web links that are no longer active.

    In a response to a commentator to his blog, Richard’s states his entire aim is “to educate people and encourage them to look beyond the polished public relations press releases. All of the information I pass along comes from public sources, much of it from the SPLC’s own web site.”

    This blog should be designated a national treasure. Well worth going through for the education on the SPLC and fellow traveler “hate watch groups” along with the race-baiting Liberal Blacks and Jewmedia that use its cooked data and press releases as part of their own slick PR/hasbara.

    https://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/

  34. KathJuliane September 16, 2017 @ 1:31 pm

    Here’s a gem of an entry from the September Archive of Watching the Watchers.

    Interestingly, since this documented story peripherally involves The Daily Stormer, in a mysterious coincidence, this story comes to light within a week or two of when DS was shut down.

    The new class of Internet, Google, and YT censors of course depend on the SPLC’s flim flam reporting and statistical methodology, an example which is found below.

    ~~~*~~~

    Challenge Your Area’s SPLC “Hate Group” Designation

    September 11, 2017

    Two recent news events have brilliantly demonstrated just how unreliable and deceptive the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lucrative “Hate Map” really is.

    The SPLC releases this annual fundraising tool every February or March, to enormous media fanfare and the donor-dollars flow faster than the company can spend them.

    Two small towns that were falsely smeared with “hate group” designations, Amana, Iowa, and Gurnee, Illinois, recently fought back and got the SPLC to rescind its spurious claims, though with very different results.

    In the Amana case, the “town” is actually a collection of seven small villages known as the Amana Colonies.

    These villages were settled by German farmers in the 19th century and today the Colonies are on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

    People take their families there to see the old farms, blacksmith shop and grist mill. Think: Colonial Williamsburg or Plimoth Plantation.
    ( nps.gov/nr/travel/amana/index.htm )

    So how does a tourist destination like Amana get listed on the “Hate Map”? Simplicity itself.

    Someone at the SPLC found a single troll posting on the Daily Stormer website saying that several neo-Nazis got together on a single afternoon in an Amana coffee shop as a “book club” and they haven’t been back since.

    There’s no indication of how many people actually showed up at the coffee shop, but the SPLC’s definition of “group” can mean one or fewer individuals.

    Amana officials fought back, demanding that the SPLC’s new PR Guru, Ryan Lenz, remove the phony “hate group” designation from their town. Lenz, who replaces veteran SPLC “Former Employee” Mark Potok, initially refused.

    A local TV news team, KCRG out of Cedar Rapids, did the unthinkable and followed up on Amana’s complaint. You can see the report here (after a 30-second ad spot).
    http://launch.newsinc.com/embed.html?trackingGroup=91712&siteSection=91712_dynamic_mlt&videoId=32897836

    On August 28, Lenz and the SPLC eventually relented and agreed to remove the hate group designation… sort of.

    What Lenz did was to simply relocate the alleged Daily Stormer site from Amana to “Statewide.”

    “Statewide” is where the SPLC puts “groups” they cannot locate on any map, including their own.

    There are currently 191 “Statewide” groups on the most recent “Hate Map,” or nearly one-in-four. The SPLC provides no information whatsoever about the alleged groups and the media say “sounds good to us.”

    Iowa still has four “hate groups,” (three of which are now “Statewide”), and the national “hate group” count remains at 917 for 2016.

    In 2011, long before he was unthinkably kicked to the curb, we had the opportunity to ask Mark Potok directly about these phantom “groups.”
    ( rkeefe57.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/mark-potok-the-splcs-hate-map-is-an-imperfect-process/ )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOQaWTSdNDI

    At that time, Potok could not account for 262 of his 1,002 alleged groups, and though a small number of them were marked “Statewide” on the map, the vast majority were simply empty slots with no location whatsoever, other than a particular state.

    After acknowledging that the question “was not illegitimate,” Mr. Potok sputtered along, making several astounding admissions, such as the “Hate Map” was based largely on anecdotal reports, was “… a very rough measure,” and “an imperfect process,” which is hardly the impression the SPLC gives in its annual “Hate Map” press releases.

    In the end, Potok stated, “What those basically are, those are state-wide units… that’s what those groups are…”

    And with that, the interview was pretty much ended, but it confirmed Potok’s high standards for inclusion on the lucrative “Hate Map.”

    On March 25, 2009, Potok had told the San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune that “…inclusion on the [hate group] list might come from a minor presence, such as a post office box.”

    On July 6, 2009, Potok told the Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent that, “…the [hate group] report relies on media, citizen and law enforcement reports, and does not include original reporting by SPLC staff.”

    With such high standards and scrupulous research methods as that, it is a wonder that any “hate group” could wind up on the “Hate Map” in error, but this year it happened, twice. Or not.

    The second location to fight back against the “hate group” smear was the village of Gurnee, Illinois. On September 8, 2017, the local paper, the Lake County News-Sun reported that:

    “Gurnee police and village officials said they have been told by the law center that the village was included after the center found that someone who listed his address as Gurnee had registered on a KKK website.

    Gurnee police said an investigation into the name concluded there is no record of anyone by that name having been a Gurnee resident.”

    Once again we see how the SPLC spins any microscopic link it can scrape up into a full-fledged “group.” And despite being contacted by the mayor and local police on the scene, the SPLC made the demonstrably false claim that:

    “Nonetheless, officials said they were told by a representative of the Law Center that they only review and revise the map once a year, and it will be reviewed again in January.”

    It was less than two weeks earlier that the SPLC actually DID revise it’s “Hate Map” tool for Amana, sort of, so why won’t the company do the same for Gurnee? The simple fact of the matter is that they can’t.

    The annual “Hate Map” is a fundraising tool, and, as shown above, has very little connection with reality (Mr. Potok’s “very rough measure”). Each winter the six-digit-salary executives at the SPLC come up with a “hate group” count upon which they will build all media and fundraising claims for the following year. Once a number is fixed, someone like Mark Potok or Ryan Lenz will get busy finding enough “groups” to match the prescribed quantity.

    As we have noted in the past, the SPLC’s “Hate Map” tool is static. You can move a few deckchairs around, as they did with Amana, but you cannot change the magic number. As we pointed out in August, 2016, even though the SPLC announced that the rag-tag group “White Lives Matter” posed an immediate existential threat, they would not add them to the “Hate Map” for another six months.

    (The company eventually conjured up three “White Lives Matters” “groups” for the 2017 map, all of which are… “Statewide.”)

    In an age where any elementary school child can update a website in seconds, this makes no sense whatsoever, unless the “Hate Map” is a sham.

    While Mr. Lenz can hide nearly 200 “groups” under the “Statewide” label, in the Gurnee case, he assigned a chapter of the Ku Klos Knights of the KKK to that location in addition to a second, “Statewide” iteration of the group to Illinois overall.

    Even by SPLC standards, having two “Statewide” entries for the same “group” in the same state stretches credulity. Therefore, the village of Gurnee is stuck with it’s “hate group” until next year.

    This brings us back to the point of of this post. The mayor of Gurnee is rightfully dissatisfied with the SPLC’s “tough luck” reply: “We’re going to continue to pursue it,” Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik said. “There is no reason to shame a whole community like that for no reason.”

    Mayor Kovarik is completely in the right. There is no reason why any community or state should have to suffer the SPLC’s spurious “hate group” fundraising label. It unfairly smears the entire community based on nothing tangible whatsoever. The elected officials of Gurnee, Amana and every other locality falsely smeared have the reputation of their towns to protect and need to stand up against these unsubstantiated claims.

    “Statewide,” governors, state and federal Senate and House members have the same, if not greater obligation to call out the SPLC and demand evidence. Serious claims require serious proof.

    In 2015 the SPLC assigned 40 “hate groups” to New Jersey, (a state that doesn’t get enough negative publicity as it is…), giving that state the fourth highest total in the land and causing Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League to publicly denounce the SPLC’s bogus counts.

    “According to Mark Pitcavage, director of investigative research at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the SPLC has a habit of counting single individuals as groups or chapters, which can give a skewed impression of hate groups in any given state.”

    “The Southern Poverty Law Center’s list is wildly inflated,” said Pitcavage. “They list skinhead groups in places where there are no organized groups, but instead it’s just a couple of individuals.”

    After being publicly outed by the ADL, the SPLC slashed New Jersey’s count from 40 to 21 on the next “Hate Map,” which was not issued until a full fundraising year later.

    If the ADL can call the SPLC out for its “wildly inflated” “Hate Map,” so can local, state and federal representatives. Millions of people swallow the SPLC’s annual “hate group” numbers each year and few in the media will challenge the claims.

    Huge corporations like Apple and Google are already making business decisions based on these bogus numbers. What legitimate company would build a new plant in a state with record numbers of “hate groups”? Why would skilled workers move their families to such “hate-ridden” states to work there?

    While the SPLC rakes in tens of millions of dollars each year from its fraudulent “Hate Map,” the consequences for local and state economies could run into the billions.

    Hold the SPLC responsible for its claims. Demand to see the proof.

    ~~~*~~~

    For anyone outside of the US looking at our politicized racial issues and the Jewmedia’s deceitful propaganda magnification of lies and distortions, it’s very important to remember that the SPLC counts one person as being an entire “hate group.”

    Then if they can’t actually put a 1-member hate-group on a map derived from dubious evidence, the SPLC pins this 1-member “hate-group” as existing “statewide” on the SPLC Hate Map, as if the entire state has been taken over by mobs of SPLC’s fantasy hate-group, with ’state-wide’ implying the existence of numerous chapters of this same hate-group.

    The Brother Nathanael Foundation, which we all know is a one man operation, is listed as a ‘general hate group’ (category includes some Christian sites as well as Rense.com) in Frisco, CO by the SPLC, and further designated as one of 16 “hate groups” in the entire state of Colorado.

    A long time ago, late 1990s-early 2000s at least, the SPLC used to publish the approximate number of members these various ideological “hate groups” had.

    As I was doing a sociology term paper on neo-Nazi, Skinhead, and Aryan groups/gangs in California, I used data from the SPLC. Altogether, as I recall, the SPLC listed something like 70 or 80 groups in California by these ideologies, which is a huge state, almost 1000 miles long. The groups were mostly located in the rural and semi-rural areas, or in a few towns and cities operating as street gangs.

    At the time, the SPLC estimated total number of members of these particular groups (not gangs) was around 850 members — under 1000 according to SPLC’s figures. (If I can find my old term paper, I’ll double check the figures. It’s been about 20 years). The largest few of these groups had memberships in the 50-75 range; the rest were all under 25, and most were about 5-10 members.

    The SPLC no longer publishes membership estimates. I wonder why? Potok gives us the answer himself as Richard Keefe documents:

    “The numbers are absolutely soft,” said Mark Potok, a Southern Poverty Law Center spokesman. “We are talking about a tiny number of Americans who are members of hate groups – I mean, infinitesimal.” (Arlene Levinson, “Hate Groups, Crimes Said Rare in US,” Associated Press, July 8, 1999)

    I found a copy of the actual AP article at:
    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/5310605/

  35. Seek The Truth September 16, 2017 @ 5:45 pm

    Brother Nathanael, I didn’t mean to disparage you or anyone else.

    I just meant to point out in the alphabetical list on your home page there is no “SPLC articles”. There are plenty of “ADL articles” and “ACLU articles” but no “SPLC articles”. Why? I find it kind of odd.

    Also, I can’t find any articles with the abbreviation SPLC in the title of your essays and apparently google can’t either. It’s true that some of your articles use the term SPLC but it’s not strong enough for the google spider to pick it up.

    I apologize if I offended anyone but I do have the right to ask questions and complain. Jesus was persecuted partly because he asked questions and complained. Only cults don’t allow members to question the leader.

  36. KathJuliane September 18, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

    Americans! Keep Pushing to End the imperial Warfare State.

    ~~~*~~~

    Ron Paul Institute: Rand Paul’s Senate Vote Rolls Back the Warfare State

    Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American people.

    Most Senators were not too happy about the reminder, which came in the form of a forced vote on whether to allow a vote on his amendment to repeal the Afghanistan and Iraq war resolutions of 2001 and 2002.

    It wasn’t easy. Sen. Paul had to jump through hoops just to get a vote on whether to have a vote.

    That is how bad it is in Congress! Not only does Congress refuse to rein in presidents who treat Constitutional constraints on their war authority as mere suggestions rather than as the law of the land, Congress doesn’t even want to be reminded that they alone have war authority.

    Congress doesn’t even want to vote on whether to vote on war!

    In the end, Sen. Paul did not back down and he got his vote. Frankly, I was more than a little surprised that nearly 40 percent of the Senate voted with Rand to allow a vote on repealing authority for the two longest wars in US history.

    I expected less than a dozen “no” votes on tabling the amendment and was very pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

    Last week, Rand said, “I don’t think that anyone with an ounce of intellectual honesty believes that these authorizations from 16 years ago and 14 years ago … authorized war in seven different countries.”

    Are more Senators starting to see the wars his way? We can only hope so.

    As polls continue to demonstrate, the American people have grown tired of our interventionist foreign policy, which burns through trillions of dollars while making the world a more dangerous place rather than a safer place.

    Some might argue that losing the vote was a defeat. I would disagree. For the first time in years we saw US Senators on the Senate Floor debating whether the president should have authority to take the US to war anywhere he pleases.

    Even with just the small number of votes I thought we might have gotten on the matter, that alone would have been a great victory. But getting almost 40 percent of the Senate to vote our way? I call that a very good start!

    The first step toward rebalancing the separation of powers is for Congress to re-assert its authority and responsibility for declaring war.

    To this point, Congress has preferred to transfer its war responsibility to the president.

    The second step, once Congress understands its obligations, is to convince our representatives that war was not designed to be the first choice in foreign policy, but rather to be the last resort when we are under attack or when a direct attack is imminent!

    Just because Congress decides to approve the use of force does not mean that the war is just, justified, or wise.

    Congress is just as susceptible to war propaganda as the rest of America and unfortunately it is dominated by the false opinion that if you are not enthusiastic about US military solutions to disputes overseas then you are not being tough enough.

    In fact, it takes far more strength to exercise restraint in the face of the constant war propaganda and disinformation coming from the media and the neocons.

    We have achieved a small victory last week, thanks to Senator Paul. But we still have a lot of work to do! We must keep the pressure on and convert more to the cause of peace and prosperity!

    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/september/18/rand-pauls-senate-vote-rolls-back-the-warfare-state/

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